Thursday, August 18, 2016

REVIEW Forbidden Legacy by Diana Cosby

Forbidden Legacy
(Forbidden #1)
by Diana Cosby
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Publisher ~ kensington books
Categories ~ historical romance, scotland, highlanders

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.”—Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

A betrothal neither wants . . . a passion neither can resist. 
When the English murder Lady Katherine Calbraith’s family, she refuses their demands to wed an English noble to retain her home. Avalon Castle is her birthright, one she’s determined to keep.  After Katherine’s daring escape, she’s stunned when Scotland’s king agrees to allow her to return to Avalon, but under the protection of Sir Stephan MacQuistan . . . as the knight’s wife.  To reclaim her heritage, Katherine agrees. She accepts her married fate, certain that regardless of the caliber of the man, Stephan may earn her trust, but he’ll never win her love.
One of the Knights Templar, Stephan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen. A profound twist of fate tears apart the Brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy—Avalon Castle. Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees, aware Katherine is merely a means to an end.
The passion that arises between them is as dangerous as it is unexpected. When mortal enemies find themselves locked in love’s embrace, Stephan and Katherine must reconsider their mission and everything they once thought to be true . . .  

What a great start to a new series. I enjoyed this story from start to finish. This is story of mystery, danger, loss of loved ones, murder and forgiveness with a large dose of love. 

I like the tension between Stephan and Katherine and how it plays into them coming to look at each other differently. The author adds just the right amount of tension between these two to keep the reader on the edge of their seat wondering will there be a HEA.

Katherine is a feisty woman who is not afraid of doing what it takes to save herself, her castle and her people. She is compassionate to others though she struggles to forgive herself for a past devastating event she could not stop.

Stephen has suffered such great pain at an early age and is devastated with information he reads of his father and mothers death. I love how the author portrays him templar character with great detail showing his mannerisms, prays and actions forsaking women. It is handled in a believable manner.

a copy was gifted via Netgalley

A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Books in her award-winning MacGruder Brothers series are translated in five languages. Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress, Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happy Ever After,”, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma Living Magazine.

After her career in the Navy, Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world. With the release of her 1st book in her new Scottish medieval The Oath Trilogy, An Oath Taken, which hit bestseller lists in Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as the release of the e Box Set of the MacGruder Brothers series, she’s now preparing for the last two books in The Oath trilogy, An Oath Broken – 22 June, and, An Oath Sworn – 23 December, 2015!

Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.

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  1. Sportochick,
    My sincere thanks for your kind words about Stephan and Katherine's journey. I loved writing their story, and I'm humbled that you enjoyed it as well. I found weaving bits of the Knights Templar history throughout Forbidden Legacy an intriguing challenge. Again, I appreciate your kind comments. I hope you have a terrific rest of the summer.

    Diana Cosby, AGC(AW), USN., Ret.

    1. Thanks for reading my review on your book. I look forward to reading more books that you write.